A 28-year-old Nigerian, Jerry Issac Mallo, has written his name in the annals of history after manufacturing Nigeria and West Africa’s first luxury sports car.
Jerry Mallo who is a fabrication engineer and Chief Executive Officer of Bennie Technologies LTD reportedly started making toy cars with trash at a tender age.
He built his first ‘life-size’ car out of trash as a secondary school student at age 18.
The Plateau-born man studied Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, UK via a scholarship after his primary and secondary education in Plateau as an art student.
Jerry Mallo however cut short his studies in the UK to Nigeria to take to manufacturing cars.
He asserted at the time that Africa is endowed with the required raw materials for the production of cars.
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The innovative engineer made his mark in November 2019, when he unveiled the Bennie Purrie, Nigeria’s first luxury sports car.
The car was designed with carbon fibre to provide it with a ‘robust safety quality’.
Asides from his automotive product, Jerry Mallo has also manufactured Nigeria’s first homemade ventilator used in the fight against Covid-19.
As per Moyyero, Jerry Mallo explained that people get crushed in cars during accidents because such cars were made “from aluminum or galvanized sheets that cannot absorb shocks at high speed.”
He reportedly also owns a company that makes agricultural machines.